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Pennsylvania Woman Suffers Hearing Loss from Eye Medicine, Sues Manufacturer

Lawsuit Alleges TEPEZZAInfusions Cause Permanent Hearing Loss

A lawsuit filed against TEPEZZAmanufacturer Horizon Therapeutics, Inc. alleges that the prescription drug causes permanent hearing damage. The case, filed out of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, states that the manufacturer failed to warn consumers about the potential harm.

At Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC, our attorneys are currently accepting TEPEZZAhearing loss cases. We represent individuals who have used TEPEZZAinfusions to treat thyroid eye disease and have subsequently suffered hearing loss or tinnitus. Contact our office today at (888) 367-7160 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.

What Are TEPEZZAInfusions?

TEPEZZA is a prescription drug used to treat eye bulging, double vision, and Thyroid Eye Disease (TED). It is manufactured by Horizon Therapeutics. It is given through infusions intravenously scheduled over the course of several sessions. 

According to its website, the drug can produce several negative side effects, most occurring within 24 hours. Symptoms that may present after taking TEPEZZAmay include high blood pressure, hair loss, nausea, headaches, and hearing problems. The website, however, does not address the extent or severity of the potential hearing problems. 

What Is Being Alleged in the Lawsuit?

Plaintiff Deborah Welch Klostermann has alleged that her use of TEPEZZA from July 2021 to December 2021 resulted in permanent hearing damage. The complaint also alleges that the pharmaceutical company failed to warn consumers about the risks associated with using the prescription medication. 

As noted in the complaint, Horizon notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of at least 45 adverse-event reports in 2020 and an additional 23 the following year before Ms. Klostermann began her infusions. All of the adverse-event reports were related to ear disorders such as hearing loss, tinnitus, and hypoacusis. 

Despite receiving all of these reports related to this serious and debilitating side effect, Klostermann alleges that the manufacturer failed to relabel their product informing the public of the potential harm. Instead, the manufacturer launched an aggressive marketing campaign to increase sales of their drug.

What to Do If You Suffered Hearing Loss After Taking TEPEZZA

If you sustained hearing loss or experienced tinnitus after getting TEPEZZAinfusions, you need to contact an attorney. Depending on the circumstances, you might be entitled to compensation. Tepezza hearing loss lawsuits are currently being filed against the manufacturer, Horizon Therapeutics. 

It is important that you seek medical treatment immediately for any adverse symptoms or side effects you experience after taking TEPEZZA. Notify your healthcare provider as soon as possible about your symptoms and follow treatment recommendations. Keep detailed records of when you started taking the drug and when you began experiencing symptoms. The more information you have, the stronger your case will be.

Contact Our Office to Learn More

Did you suffer hearing loss or tinnitus after getting TEPEZZAinfusions? Our law firm is currently accepting cases. We accept matters on a contingency fee basis, meaning there are no fees unless we win. 
We have decades of experience helping injury victims hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for their wrongdoing. Contact our office today at (888) 367-7160 to schedule a free consultation.

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